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Ubuntu – My tryst

Some tips & tricks while working behind corporate firewall/proxy on Ubuntu(11)

1. Setting up proxy server on Ubuntu

export http_proxy=’http://{DOMAIN}\{USERNAME}:{PASSWORD}@{PROXY HOST NAME}:{PORT}/’

2. Setting up proxy for apt-get

Acquire::http::Proxy ‘http://{DOMAIN}\{USERNAME}:{PASSWORD}@{PROXY HOST NAME}:{PORT}/’;

Acquire::https::Proxy ‘https://{DOMAIN}\{USERNAME}:{PASSWORD}@{PROXY HOST NAME}:{PORT}/’;

if you have “@” symbol in your password use %40

3. Turn off firewall

ufw disable

4. Install Vmware tools

mount /dev/cdrom /media/cdrom

cp /media/cdrom/VMwareTools-8.3.7-341836.tar.gz /tmp

tar zxvf /tmp/VMwareTools-8.3.7-341836.tar.gz

cd /tmp/vmware-tools-distrib


5. Install git

apt-get git-core gitosis

6. Howto configure network

7. If you are looking for one stop shop for Ubuntu release apart from the LTS version here is the link

TOP 50 richest people on earth!

TOP 50 richest people on earth!

Complicated world

I was wondering why things are complicated in life.
Did god wanted to punish us?
But then i realized ,all these things are man made & the punishment is self inflicted.
So please don’t blame god for all this!